Mark Wahlberg Admits His Apes Film Sucked

Mark Wahlberg Admits His Apes Film Sucked

If you weren't a fan of 2001's Planet of the Apes, you're not alone. Mark Wahlberg just admitted (on camera!) that he doesn't think it was good, either.

Even though 2001's Planet of the Apes film was by no means a box office failure, Fox Studios never got around to making a sequel. Rumor has it that this was in large part due to both the underwhelming critical reception and the film's nonsensical ending. It turns out that Mark Wahlberg wasn't too surprised about this: According to the actor, director Tim Burton was too constrained and too rushed to make a good movie with what he was given.

Speaking to MTV about his upcoming action flick Contraband, Wahlberg was asked about the recent Planet of the Apes reboot, . The entire chat can be seen in the video at right, but I have to say that Wahlberg is pretty good-natured about the fact that the reboot got a better reception than his movie did:

"I haven't seen it yet, but I heard it was pretty damn good. Well, ours wasn't. It is what it is. Ours wasn't ... They [Fox] didn't have the script right. They had a release date before Tim [Burton] had shot a foot of film. They were pushing him and pushing him in the wrong direction. You have got to let Tim do his thing."

Wahlberg's description of the situation doesn't sound too surprising. When studios hire directors known for their crazy artistic styles, saddling them with tight deadlines, incomplete/bad scripts, and don't give them much freedom to create the film they want, it's not surprising when the end result isn't all that impressive.

That said, the mental image of Tim Burton hanging out in a club with Marky Mark? That's kind of hysterical.

Source: io9

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Just so you know.. It's not possible to view that video in Sweden. And I quite liked the reboot and been far to long since I saw the original.

"Any Regrets?"
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Just be glad you won't have to apologize for the Uncharted movie as well.

If he thought that one sucked, I can't imagine his oppenion on the newest shitpile that series produced.

Why the fuck is that video region locked? It's a goddamn interview.

Planet of the Apes has been sinking since the original

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Now, why the hell would you put the twist ending on THE FRONT COVER OF THE DVD, YOU DAMN DIRTY APES?

He should be glad Burton didn't have enough time to use his "artistic styles" to replace him and maybe everyone else in the film with Johnny Depp.

"Sorry, we're unable to offer this video to users in your region."

Why not!? I'm not in fucking Sweden! I'm in Canada.

So much for the internet being international, eh!?

Anyway, I liked that movie. I mean it wasn't great, but I didn't think it was terrible either. Matrix Revolutions was terrible.

Well, I liked the 2001 version more than the hackjob they did with the one released in 2011 at least...

The_root_of_all_evil:
Planet of the Apes has been sinking since the original

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Now, why the hell would you put the twist ending on THE FRONT COVER OF THE DVD, YOU DAMN DIRTY APES?

I'm going to take a bet and say that chances are that most people who would make the effort to buy the DVD of such an old movie would already be tuned into popular culture enough to know the twist ending. I've known it since I was a little kid and even now I've never actually seen the original.

So what region is the interview not locked in? I'm in Canada for crying out loud.

JoJoDeathunter:

I'm going to take a bet and say that chances are that most people who would make the effort to buy the DVD of such an old movie would already be tuned into popular culture enough to know the twist ending. I've known it since I was a little kid and even now I've never actually seen the original.

You know if I run through all the twist endings, there's not gonna be more than a fingerful of ones given away on the DVD cover though.

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SL33TBL1ND:
Why the fuck is that video region locked? It's a goddamn interview.

Blame MTV. I still haven't had any luck finding that interview on YouTube. As soon as I can, I'll replace it.

He admitted The Happening was a shit film too.

That's why I like Mark Wahlberg. I like an actor that can admit a film they were in was bad.

vansau:

SL33TBL1ND:
Why the fuck is that video region locked? It's a goddamn interview.

Blame MTV. I still haven't had any luck finding that interview on YouTube. As soon as I can, I'll replace it.

That's cool. But man is America weird.

Ironically enough, the apparently screwed up ending in the Tim Burton one is the one in La Planète des singes. Really good book, and not too long. Pierre Boulle disproved of the Statue of Liberty ending, I can't recall the article where I read that, however..

The_root_of_all_evil:
Planet of the Apes has been sinking since the original

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Now, why the hell would you put the twist ending on THE FRONT COVER OF THE DVD, YOU DAMN DIRTY APES?

And suddenly I'm reminded of this:image

But yeah, OT, this slightly increases my respect for Wahlberg. He seems like he might be a cool guy to hang out with, but I still don't know if I care for him as an actor.

YOU BASTARDS! I'm in Australia, not freaking Angola!

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Regardless, Wahlberg seems like a nice guy.

Yeah while you're at it buddy, you can apologize for Max Payne. Ya damn dirty ape.

But The Fighter was AWESOME.

Can anyone recommend a Mark Wahlburg movie that doesn't suck?

Seriously, it's not for me to watch, I just can't think of a single movie he's starred in that wasn't terrible. Why blame apes, or established directors, when the stars have obviously half-assed it as well. Wahlberg is a douchebag, and interviews like that don't detract from that douchebaggery one bit.

It's like the typical douche-bag Danny Dyer excuse - did it for the money, it's ok to star in shite films as long as it's just for the money - in other words the paying public are morons for watching half the films made... even when it's a director that should be doing a good job with whatever time constraints or budget constraints or talent constraints are thrown at him.

If Uncharted stars that turd, I won't watch it, I won't even download the thing for free. It's be a mish-mash of National Treasure and Three Kings, it'll practically ignore the game, and it will be shite. Not like Uncharted is remotely original in the first place - ohh, I did some climbing and solved a puzzle and escaped a building by climbing and found some treasure by climbing, then the bad guys came and took it... repeat a dozen times and throw in a desert and you have Uncharted 3.

surg3n:
Can anyone recommend a Mark Wahlburg movie that doesn't suck?

The Big Hit.

Also, I love it when people can admit that what they did was garbage. Always raises my respect level for them.

surg3n:
Can anyone recommend a Mark Wahlburg movie that doesn't suck?

I can name quite a few. The Big Hit was a hilarious campy action flick. Boogie Nights was a solid movie in it's own right. Mark Wahlberg was probably my second favorite part of the movie The Departed short of Jack Nicholson. The Fighter was pretty freaking awesome. The Italian Job was pretty decent. I Heart Huckabees was a good movie but admittedly not for everyone. Four Brothers wasn't a horrible movie neither was Invincible or The Perfect Storm.

Honestly Wahlberg is one of a few younger actors that I would say has done more good movies than bad. His resume only gets more impressive when you look at the projects he's produced for HBO in Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, and In Treatment.

Xanthious:

surg3n:
Can anyone recommend a Mark Wahlburg movie that doesn't suck?

I can name quite a few. The Big Hit was a hilarious campy action flick. Boogie Nights was a solid movie in it's own right. Mark Wahlberg was probably my second favorite part of the movie The Departed short of Jack Nicholson. The Fighter was pretty freaking awesome. The Italian Job was pretty decent. I Heart Huckabees was a good movie but admittedly not for everyone. Four Brothers wasn't a horrible movie neither was Invincible or The Perfect Storm.

Honestly Wahlberg is one of a few younger actors that I would say has done more good movies than bad. His resume only gets more impressive when you look at the projects he's produced for HBO in Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, and In Treatment.

I've only seen The Fighter, out of all the movies you mention, and it was pretty decent. If you like those movies then you might like 'The Warrior' as well. I have been meaning to watch The Departed... I can't watch Italian Job due to my respect for Michael Caine, and I can't watch Perfect Storm because I can't watch Clooney.

Anyway good to know he's probably a better actor these days, so I'll check The Departed.

Hmm, good for him. I like Marky Mark as an actor, I think he's got potential and ever since he worked with Scorcese in The Departed, I think he's really turned a corner into actually becoming a great actor.

 

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